Master the D2C Playbook with ELEVATE
Ignite growth in 16 Weeks!
Cohort 1 Starts Soon!
Introductory Price INR 1,00,000
Elevate by D2C Insider is a learning platform to help young founders accelerate their D2C brand journey and improve their brand success rate by learning from the failures & successes of marquee founders and operators.
Program Features & How are we Different?
16 weeks of hands-on actionable learning along with a peer network of similar-stage fellow founders, a growth acceleration reward program, mentorship from experts and access to raising funding from investors.
- Learning from failures/successes of marquee founders, helping you avoid similar mistakes & reinventing the playbook
- Practical hands-on actionable learning from seasoned operators
- Structured curriculum through pre-reads, live sessions & assignments
- Curated cohort community, providing a platform to engage in discussions, ask questions & start threads on diverse topics
- Peer learning with personalized 1-on-1 meetings with fellow founders, creating opportunities for shared insights and growth
- Continued alumni network post-course completion
- Experienced founders & CXO of leading D2C startups as cohort mentors
- Single mentor assigned to startups for the course duration
- Smaller ‘Group Mentor sessions’ conducted for 1-on-1 Q&A and advisory.
- Instant cost savings for your startup by providing complimentary credits from a curated selection of D2C service providers. This aids in making informed vendor choices and conserving substantial capital.
- Gain rewards in key areas such as branding, marketing, advertising, marketplace management, warehousing, logistics, packaging, payments, customer support, and technology through this program.
- Committed capital worth INR 25L to top 3 Demo Day winners
- Access to 50+ investors & angels through Demo Day
- Priority evaluation by D2C Insider Super Angel fund for raising up to INR 1Cr.
- Introduction to Institutional Investors via expert sessions
- Support to get connected to investors up to 12 months from enrollment
- Visibility in D2C Insider Newsletter, subscribed by 15000+ Founders & Investors
- Priority job listing in the D2C Insider Jobs portal.
- Exclusive offer promotion by D2C Insider community
- Discounted access to D2C Insider events
Experts & Speakers for Cohort 1
Who is this course for?
What to expect from the Program?
|Week 1||D2C- Fundamentals & Industry Overview||Introduction to D2C in Indian landscape|
|Week 1-2||Product Development and PMF||
Product Development Cycle
Product Market Fit
|Week 3||Brand Building & Marketing||What is Brand Building? Importance of Social Media & Influencer Marketing.|
|Week 4- 9|
|Acquisition - Organic & SEO Strategy|
|Acquisition - Scaling though Meta Ads|
|Acquisition - Scaling though Google Ads|
|Acquisition - Affiliate Marketing & Partnerships|
|Retention and CRM Strategy|
|Conversion Rate Optimisation & Analytics|
|Week 10- 11||Marketplace Growth||Marketplace Hygiene & Organic Growth|
|Inorganic Growth Strategies|
|Week 12-14||Customer Experience||Warehousing & Logistics|
|Inventory Planning & Forecasting|
|Week 15||Funding & Finance||Unit Economics & Raising Capital|
|Week 16||Culture & Hiring||Culture, Hiring & Managing Team|
Week in ELEVATE Program
|Industry Expert Session||Masterclass by Mentor||Operating Session By Operator|
|1.5 hrs||1.5 hrs||1.5 hrs|
Application Process & Program Fee
Online application & complete program registration.
Conversation with shorlisted candidates
Payment & Onboarding
Submit your application online. The curation team will then review the applications and share a shortlist.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, and those who successfully pass the interview will receive an invitation to join the cohort.
Get 40x ROI from ELEVATE
Benefit of being part of ELEVATE learning cohort, provides 40x ROI along with learning, mentorship, access to capital and community!
|Benefit||Market Value||Course Value|
|Expert Learning Session||INR 15L (20000* 75 hrs.)||
|Rewards Program||INR 15L|
|Demo Day Funding*||INR 25L|
|Exclusive Community Benefits||INR 1L|
*Valid only for Top 3 winners*
Course Pre- Requisites
ELEVATE by D2C Insider welcomes applications from all D2C brand founders, meeting the following criteria
Frequently Asked Questions
ELEVATE by D2C Insider is a dynamic learning platform designed to accelerate the growth of early D2C brand founders. We provide a structured program with actionable learning, mentorship and access to potential investors to help you take your D2C brand to the next level.
ELEVATE is tailored for operational D2C websites with a monthly revenue run rate above INR 5L. It’s ideal for founders who already have a foundational understanding of D2C concepts and have a presence on at least one top-tier marketplace and looking to breakout to next growth stage.
You’ll gain insights from both the successes and failures of industry-leading founders, helping you avoid common pitfalls. You’ll receive hands-on, practical knowledge from experienced operators and industry experts, all delivered through a structured curriculum.
The program is designed to run for 16 weeks. Specific start dates will be communicated to selected participants upon enrollment.
The cohort is curated based on a thorough review of applications by our expert team. We consider factors like business model, revenue trajectory, and market presence to ensure a diverse and dynamic group of participants.
We evaluate factors such as the uniqueness of your D2C offering, revenue growth potential, and alignment with the program’s learning objectives. This helps us create a cohort with a mix of promising D2C startups.
Demo Day is an opportunity for participants to showcase their startups to a curated audience of investors and angels. It’s a chance to secure potential funding and make valuable connections in the industry.
Our network includes a diverse group of investors and angels with a keen interest in D2C startups. They’ll be available for interactions and potential investment opportunities during Demo Day.
The program is designed to be immersive. Expect to dedicate approximately X hours per week to fully engage with the content, assignments, and mentorship opportunities.
All sessions will be live interactions, this allows for real-time engagement with mentors and fellow founders, as well as flexibility for self-paced learning.
Participants will have access to a range of resources including pre-reads, live sessions, assignments, and curated service providers. You’ll also receive ongoing support from mentors and the D2C Insider community.